September 12, 2012
This is it. It’s make or break time for the 2012 Farm Bill.
What’s on the table?
These are the programs in the bill that give farmers – and their allies in your community – the tools to grow and succeed, and to harness economic opportunities across the nation.
Unless Congress takes action, these programs will expire on September 30 and hundreds of millions of dollars for sustainable agriculture, economic development, and beginning farmer support will literally disappear.
We can’t let this happen on our watch.
The message is simple: “Don’t walk away from America’s farmers and ranchers. Pass the 2012 Farm Bill and fully fund farm bill programs for beginning farmers, local food, organic agriculture, and rural jobs that expire on September 30 – programs that create jobs in rural communities, help farmers seize market opportunities, and invest in the next generation of farmers.”
Thanks for all you do,
Sarah and Shavaun, the NSAC Grassroots Team
P.S. When you do call – tell us how it went!
P.P.S. Here’s the scene from Capitol Hill today, where farmers and ranchers from around the country rallied for a farm bill now! It’s critical that any farm bill – or extension – fully fund programs that support sustainable agriculture, economic development, and beginning farmers and ranchers!
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